Read Carefully, Think Twice
- Gartner Group:
It's probably a good career move to become a Linux guru these days.
While Windows still has almost
complete dominance over the desktop market (92%), it is still
competing in the server market with Linux
The Gartner group has put out a recommendation that companies
currently using Windows IIS should switch
to Linux or some other server-OS the cost of constantly installing
patches onto a Windows box is getting
way too high).
And as CodeRed-I, CodeRed-II, Blue, and Nimda have all demonstrated,
the Windows IIS servers are
Plus, there are indications that Microsoft might be alienating their
customer base with exhorbitant
licensing fees and upgrade schemes that are not designed with end
users in mind.
Most of the (not all) Fortune 1000 companies run their servers in
Unix based OSs. No sane corporate
tycoon would go for Windows in anyways. Linux minimizes your cost
almost next to zero (considering its
robustness) whereas Windows charges you mountain high price for every
workstation and every server. Who
would want to incur unnecessary cost?
In a very high tech test, we have put Windows against Red Hat to the
test. Trust me guys, Red Hat leaves
everything far behind.